Fantawild and international rights owner Coolabi Group, have announced a new partnership to bring the much-loved pre-school brand, Clangers to the Chinese market.
Clangers is an award-winning stop-motion animation about a family of lovable, pink, mouse-like creatures who communicate in whistles and live on the Little Blue Planet. Originally broadcast in the UK on BBC One between 1969 and 1972, the programme received hugely successful viewing figures and had a cult following in the UK. Since the new series aired in 2015, it has won a series of major international honours including BAFTA, Pulcinella Awards and Kidscreen awards.
Previously at the annual Fantawild Animation Expo, Jeremy Banks, CEO of Coolabi Group said: “I knew that we had to work with Fantawild in China on this property the first time I met with them and heard their vision for Clangers in China. They are very well-established and respected and we trust that Clangers is in the best of hands with them.”
Fantawild will localise the show and develop new merchandise to make it more adapted to the taste of the Chinese preschoolers.
“We are very happy to be partnering with our friends at Coolabi,” said Daisy Shang, Executive President of Fantawild Group and President of Fantawild Animation, “we believe that Clangers will instill something new into the Chinese pre-school animation industry. The enlightening program will stimulate children’s imagination and become a unique presence in the Chinese market.”
Coolabi Group is a leading independent international media group and rights owner specialising in the creation, development and brand management of high quality children’s and family intellectual property rights. The company owns the rights to over 200 book series and 20 TV series. Its shows have aired in more than 140 territories on channels including ABC, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, CBBC, Disney, Netflix, and Nickelodeon.